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Influence of dietary taurine on performance and fat retention in broilers and turkey poults fed varying levels of fat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1608883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Taurine, an amino acid synthesized from Met, primarily functions in bile acid conjugation. Four experiments were conducted to determine whether Tau supplementation of broiler cockerels and female turkey poults to 3 wk of age would influence performance and fat retention at different levels of dietary fat. In these experiments, Tau was added at 0 or .8% to a corn and soybean meal basal diet with dietary poultry fat added at 0, 5, or 10%. Taurine did not affect BW gain of broiler cockerels; however, in one experiment feed efficiency was improved (P less than .01) during the 1st wk and fat retention was improved (P less than .06) at 7 days of age. In experiments with turkey poults, dietary Tau did not affect weight gain but improved feed efficiency (P less than .01) during the 1st wk and decreased overall feed efficiency (P less than .01) in one experiment. Improvement of fat retention by Tau at 14 days was significant (P less than .02) in one experiment and approached significance (P less than .07) in the other experiment. Fat supplementation of both the broiler and turkey diets significantly (P less than .05) improved weight gain, feed efficiency, and fat retention. Supplementary Tau appears to have little effect on performance of broilers and turkeys.
L S Tufft; L S Jensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Poultry science     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0032-5791     ISO Abbreviation:  Poult. Sci.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-17     Completed Date:  1992-07-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401150     Medline TA:  Poult Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  880-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia, Athens 30602.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Chickens / growth & development*,  metabolism
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage,  metabolism*
Lipid Metabolism*
Random Allocation
Taurine / administration & dosage*
Turkeys / growth & development*,  metabolism
Weight Gain
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 107-35-7/Taurine

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